'Give a Kid a Smile'

By: Kevin Wondrash Email
By: Kevin Wondrash Email

Some local dentists gave their time Friday to give some kids a smile.

Every year for the last five years, the American Dental Association has sponsored the "Give a Kid a Smile" event.

The day is designed to provide dental care to children who are less fortunate and may not receive regular check-ups.

Eau Claire area children filled up all the chairs at the Chippewa Valley Technical College Health Education Center.

"We see a lot of children that are suffering from dental disease that is being untreated, so this is just one day that we can help, help take care of some of that," says Dr. Tom Breneman, who coordinated the event.

Nearly 100 children were treated Friday.

Breneman says the state need to take more action to increase funding for lower income people who desperately need dental care.

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